Callum Skinner part of GB trio going for bronze

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Edinburgh track sprinter Callum Skinner will be bidding to secure a podium finish when he returns to the Avantidrome track in Cambridge, New Zealand for the second day of competition at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup.

The 23-year-old rode as man three in the Great Britain team sprint squad during yesterday’s qualifying ride, linking up with Olympic champions Philip Hindes, who was man one, and Jason Kenny.

The British trio stopped the clock at 43.848 seconds to take fourth spot and earn a place in today’s bronze medal ride off. Their opponents will be the Australian trade team Jayco AIS, whose time was around three-tenths of a second quicker.

Skinner was happy with the showing saying on social media: “Good result this evening, some more Rio qualification points and a chance to improve to third tomorrow.”

The fastest time of the day was recorded by Germany, who will face New Zealand in the gold medal decider.

The men’s team pursuit squad, featuring Scotland’s Mark Stewart, and their female counterparts, both progressed to the second round and will be back in action against the clock today in an attempt to reach the ride off for the bronze medal.